Source: Alicia Keys’ Instagram
Award-winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys has finally revealed some exciting information regarding her eighth studio album – KEYS.
The online sphere was abuzz when the world-renowned musician announced the news on her social media accounts. Keys posted a photo on her official Instagram page of the gorgeous album art cover. She also shared that there will be two versions for the upcoming record, which will come out on December 10.
The talented lyricist poetically described it as a homecoming. In addition, she wrote, “The Originals come from that classic side of me!” She also said, “The Unlocked side, I wanted to sample The Originals to create a whole other sonic experience.”
Over on Twitter, Keys detailed that Side A, which contains the Originals version, has “laidback piano vibes,” which she produced herself. On the other hand, the Unlocked version will be on Side B and will have a different sound that features “upbeat, drums and level up vibes” produced by renowned music producer Mike Will Made It.
The former The Voice coach shares her excitement with followers with the impending release of the album. As the incredible woman wrote about the versions, “Together, they are a fusion of the worlds within me with the #KEYS as the main ingredient.”
Although she has just announced the full details of the forthcoming LP, the famous artist has already started giving fans a little sneak peek. She teased listeners more than a month ago by dropping the Unlocked version of the single “LALA,” which features rapper and singer Swae Lee of the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.
She even posted a video from one of their recording sessions in which she captioned, “The writing process…. It’s always so different. Sometimes it’s instant. Sometimes it takes days, weeks, even months. This was such an easy vibe tho. It just flowed @swaelee @mikewillmadeit.” The duo also performed the song for the first time at the 2021 MTV VMAs.
Since revealing the big news, Keys has upped the ante and is actively promoting the album. She recently released both versions of the track, “Best of Me” The song is now available for streaming on all music platforms. On top of that, the official music video is already up on her YouTube channel.
The song and music video have been greatly received by music enthusiasts all over the world. Many have expressed their excitement on social media and are looking forward to the entire album.
Undoubtedly Alicia Keys continues to captivate her fans and the music scene in general not only with her unrivaled musical prowess but also with her innovative and groundbreaking concepts. Everyone should keep an eye out for other possible surprises the remarkable artist might have up her sleeve. After all, she has not yet shared the final number of tracks that will be included in her upcoming album.
The LP comes after the singer’s seventh album Alicia which was released in 2020. Pre-save Alicia Keys’ eight studio album KEYS on this link.
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